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03-09-2014, 03:28 PM
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Oil in 9
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Id don't even mind what they are doing down there in OKC. Nelson runs a great team, and turned college free agent Arcobello into a PPG (2 PPG this season) AHL player and average NHL player
He turned lost hope prospect in Rajala into a PPG AHL player. Omark tore it up. Lander is PPG. Even Pitlick is doing well under him
The problem isn't the AHL development, it seems like a great place for small scorers to develop.
The problem is when they come to the Oilers they are stuck on the 4th line with horrible linemates and aren't sent down when they should be (MPS & Lander 2 seasons ago)
Can't even argue that they are getting loads of points but are defensively inadequate, Arco was a very good two-way player in the nhl.
Too bad Nelson never played a game with boys on the bus, he has reached the pinnacle of his Oilers career. The best that he can do now is get a job working for the Red Wings lol.
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